Professor Joel Johnson Authors Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Dubin v. United States
Professor Joel S. Johnson has filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Dubin v. United States (SSRN). The case concerns the scope of the federal aggravated identity theft statute.
Professor Johnson's brief argues for recognition of the avoidance of vagueness concerns as a distinct rule of construction that frames the reading of indeterminate language in penal statutes. It builds on arguments developed and more fully articulated in Professor Johnson's forthcoming article, Vagueness Avoidance (SSRN).